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recent california business licensing news and updates California Commercial Cannabis Licenses (Medicinal and Adult-use Recreational) include:

California Universal Symbol for Cannabis
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis


This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding M-licensees Food-grade Butter/Oil finished product regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market 2019 recent news commercial cannabis manufacturers annual license application 120 days volatile solvent Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) Criminal History equity interest in a commercial cannabis business payable to the state of California Cultivation less than 10,000 shipping manifest Mycotoxins Testing quality control Business Information Operating Procedures medicinal and adult-use markets 2019 issues ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business Distributor Transport Only packaging and labeling transportation and security allergen information manufacturers who package for other producers Business Organizational Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) requiring refrigeration minimum standards for extraction processes Extractions using CO2 2019 revisions supply chain Track and Trace manufacturing local jurisdiction’s requirements pre-made or purchased product formulation Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) Category II Residual Pesticides Testing operating procedures testing of cannabis goods CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Physical address ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS child-resistant outer package cultivation The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) destruction of cannabis goods Type S share facility space vape cartridges CDPH-9041 Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing motor carrier permit packaging and labeling requirements waste disposal conditional license Distributor transport The California Department of Public Health's period of 120 days structure and formation documents labeling Individual Owner license review process Water/Food-grade Dry Ice Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates secondary package Cannabinoids Testing shared-use manufacturing facilities cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) licensing cannabis distributors an officer or director of a cannabis business cannabis cultivation licensing three cannabis licensing authorities Category I Residual Pesticides Testing onsite consumption of cannabis goods tamper-evident Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods local jurisdiction financial interest holder Licensee Information compliance with regulations Premises Diagram inventory and quality control transportation of cannabis goods LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS microbusinesses Ethanol track and trace system Completed Temporary License Application Form local jurisdiction authorization A-license and an M-license Proposition 65 stickers regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale unique ID/batch number Local Authorization Attachment evidence of rehabilitation Cannabis Manufacturing product as a candy prohibited Transition Period BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL health impacts of cannabis Local Issuing Authority medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity three state cannabis-licensing authorities property for the commercial cannabis activity identity of the product waste management laws meat and seafood, and other products comply with all packaging and labeling requirements required limits disclosure of all criminal convictions small product packaging secondary packaging diagram of the business’s layout testing lab Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 Terpenoids Testing Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) cannabis cartoons testing laboratories some nutritional facts licensed cannabis manufacturers Form # CDPH-9041 Manufacturing (non-volatile) amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package Moisture Content Testing laboratory quality assurance Live Scans for each owner inhalable cannabis manufacturing activities carbohydrates and fat per serving edibles packaging opaque commercial cannabis activity manufacturing cannabis products California Department of Public Health (CDPH) manned motor vehicle A-licensees persons 21 years of age or older manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) cannabis plants operating premises ownership premises is not within a Government CO2 and ethanol extractions member manager written procedures for inventory control no infusion of nicotine limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Carbon Dioxide (CO2) supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products Local Authorization Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) activity for a period of 120 days cannabis waste commercial cannabis manufacturing in California Foreign Material Testing public health and safety certified by a California-licensed engineer extracts commercial cannabis manufacturing Arranging for laboratory testing Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles Premises diagram Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) licensing cannabis microbusinesses MCSB’s temporary license application secured area Bond in the amount of $5,000 Financial information shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company consumption of alcohol or tobacco Vehicle Requirements Proposed Section 40133 cannabis industries Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) health claims compliance with local jurisdiction sugar immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery inventory The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) product guidelines re-sealable 2019 resolutions amount of THC content Owner sanitary workplaces hang tag or a peel-back label Financial Interest Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch California Public Records Act definition of owner edible products investment into a commercial cannabis business cannabis event organizer license highly-concentrated oils or waxes commercial cannabis manufacturing activity 2019 important information infusion Industrial Hemp Advisory Board sales of cannabis goods 2019 updates Retailer (Type 10) 2019 compliance contaminants Application Checklist opaque exit package 2019 laws Retailer (nonstorefront) premises diagram Premises Information managing member protocol transportation Butane/Hexane/Propane remove THC/CBD Seller’s permit number licensing scheme scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises testing methods delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit Percentage of ownership at least 20% ownership interest 100 mg of THC per package nonlaboratory quality control Local Jurisdictions licensed cannabis distributors Identifying information temporary license packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls transport cannabis goods to retailer transporting cannabis goods disposal and destruction methods licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories labels not be attractive mandated warning statements regulatory framework Temporary License Application cannabis training list of artificial food colorings emergency regulations licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises valid waiver Fingerprints Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch commercial cannabis products licensed physical location (premises) local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers potentially-hazardous foods security exit packaging the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) loan provided to a commercial cannabis business ingredient list limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving Mechanical packaging conducting quality assurance review 600-foot radius of a school Transport vehicles alarm system primary panel requirements THC levels licensed cannabis cultivators Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act Temporary event up to 4 days onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods 2019 regulations amount of sodium exception for testing laboratories Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division tinctures must enter certain events child-resistant packaging entry into the legal, regulated market A-license Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing periods of 90 days extensions manufacturing practices at least 99% purity procedures for inventory control government warning statement label access to the area(s) Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products separate applications Personnel Requirements Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH aggregate interest of 20% or more hydrocarbon-based solvents state cannabis licensing 2019 fines Heavy Metals Testing cannabis adult-use products recordkeeping final form extraction 600 foot radius of a school paper inserted into the packaging M-license good manufacturing practices Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) Temporary Cannabis Event sampling standards online licensing system surety bond Licensees distributors basic nutritional information designated structure public Licensee Lookup Tool alcoholic beverages MCSB Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control Labor peace agreement Temporary License Application Information Microbusiness licensed premises evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises topicals California Department of Public Health commercial kitchens highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin 2019 problems medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity cannabis sales and/or consumption no infusion of alcohol convicted of a substantially related crime medicinal commercial cannabis activity no added caffeine 2019 new laws tobacco products informational panel retailers loop system CDTFA seller’s permit purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control CDPH-issued universal symbol medicinal and adult-use or both markets sanitary and hazard-free environment Edibles– Products storage of cannabis goods concentrate adult-use commercial cannabis activity Bond and Insurance Information licensing cannabis retailers cannabis market Licensee Lookup Tool capsules manufacture cannabis products security and cannabis waste disposal chain of custody dried flower manufacturer's name supplemental label 2019 proposed changes disposal contaminant free and more.

In addition, Processing Type P – for packaging and labeling only Wet weight Product Identity Adequate Informational panel Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods infused butters and oils as concentrates Kief Allergen cross-contact CBD Type 6 – for extraction using a mechanical method or non-volatile solvent (ex: CO2, ethanol, water, or food-grade dry ice, cooking oils or butter) Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Bureau infused pre-rolls Applicant Net weight Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Type 10 (Retailer) Processor Mixed-light Tier 2 Specialty Indoor Quality control personnel Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Hazard Processing aid Quality control operation Allergen Licensee Specialty Cottage Outdoor Distribution Raw material Component cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Track-and-trace systems Cultivation site Theoretical yield DPH-17-010E Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Type 11 (Distributor) package flower or pre-rolls Watts per square foot track and trace system Mature plant In-process material Outdoor cultivation alternate use of a manufacturing premises Package Indoor cultivation Manufacture Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Nonmanufactured cannabis product Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Department Ingredient Specialty Outdoor cannabis concentrates Pest Unique identifier Pre-roll Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Small Outdoor Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Flowering Small Indoor Dried flower Preventive controls Validation Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Medium Outdoor Track and trace system UID Mixed-light cultivation Process Labeling THC Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Topical cannabis product Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Medium Indoor Quarantine Request for Live Scan Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Universal symbol Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Contact surface list of cannabis manufacturers Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Commercial cannabis activity Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Verification Nursery Edible cannabis product Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Infusion Serving Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Harvest Batch Specialty Cottage Indoor Immature plant Actual yield CBD from industrial hemp Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Holding Finished product Monitor Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) products similar to traditional food products prohibited Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Nonvolatile solvent Premises Mixed-light Tier 1 Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Type N – for infusions Qualified individual adulteration M-license MCSB 90-day extension periods Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Sanitize Manufacturer licensee Cannabis product Canopy Adult-use Market Limited-access area Extraction Batch Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type 12 (Microbusiness) Quality Microorganisms Environmental pathogen Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Primary panel Lot Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Personnel Proposition 65 warning statement Volatile solvent THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Adulterated Pathogen Cultivation and more.


Last updated on July 13, 2019



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